TWO years to the day after he arrived at Anfield, Luis Suarez has declared that he wants to remain at Liverpool FC for a "very long time".
With Liverpool facing the prospect of a fourth successive season outside the Champions League next term, unless they can overhaul a seven-point deficit to earn a top four spot between now and the end of the current campaign, the Uruguayan striker has been linked with a move away from Anfield in order to play in club football's elite competition.
However, the former Ajax striker, who netted his 22nd goal of the season against Arsenal, insists he feels at home on Merseyside.
Suarez, who penned a new deal last summer, said: "I hope [to be at Liverpool] for a very long time because it's a massive club that kids dream about playing for.
"I've been very proud to be at a club like Liverpool and to have made the decision to come here. In two years I've lived through some spectacular and very special moments that I will never, ever forget.
"There have been a few difficult times as well, but with the support of my family, the club and the fans, things have gone well for me.
"I do feel at home here. When I'm out and about, all I get is support and encouragement from the local people and that's very important, and when I come here to the club I feel like people have known me all my life. That also helps a great deal to making me feel so at home.
"I hope to be able to help out the team for as long as I possibly can while trying do something to make the club and the fans very happy."
One striker on his way out of Anfield is Dani Pacheco with the 22-year-old Spaniard returning to his homeland to join Second Division Huesca on loan for the remainder of the season.
Meanwhile, three Liverpool players are in the England squad to face Brazil in a friendly at Wembley on Wednesday - Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge.